Monaco get some Love

Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim has moved to address his side’s lack of goals by signing Vagner Love from Corinthians for an undisclosed fee.

The Principality outfit have failed to challenge Paris Saint-Germain for Ligue 1 honours during the first half of the season; they trail the current leaders by a massive 21 points after 20 games.

Les Rouges et Blancs have also managed to find the back of the net just 27 times in the league this term, which led to the acquisition of Love, who scored 14 goals for Timao as they won the Campeonato Brasileiro in 2015.

The 31-year-old striker, who won three Russian Premier League titles with CSKA Moscow, has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at Stade Louis II.

“I’m very happy and very proud to be joining this great club, Monaco,” Love told the club’s official website.

“Hopefully, I can bring all my experience to the team, to achieve the targets set by the management.”

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev added: “Vagner Love is a striker who has shown all his value in his European career and more recently with Corinthians.

“We have had problems scoring goals since the start of the season, and we are convinced Vagner Love can provide us with all his quality in that department.

“He was very motivated to join us, which bodes well for Monaco meeting its target for the second half of the season.”